RACING ACTIVITY

We have been testing and driving our cars on the track since 2012. In 2016 we bought a 1965 Porsche 911 race car. Original intention was not to start a racing, but to have a nice track day car. This project became in 2017 a real race project with objective to drive in Spa in three years. A lot has happened after 2017 and Covid stoped the world for a while. During the last years we have been testing and racing a lot. This activity has become very important for us to learn every day even more of the deeper soul of the early SWB 911´s. Our racing experience with suspension, brakes, engines, transmission,… etc is helping us in our daily work with all air cooled Porsches, regardless if they are street cars or racing cars.

Racing history

2016

- Signal Red 1965 911, old race car was bought. The car needed a complete rebuil: The chassi, engine and transmission.

2017

- Manfred Rugen in Germany build the first race engines for the car
- The car was test driven at Botniaring during the second half of the year. Our driver got his first serious race milage in an early 911.

2018

- Our driver got his circuit racing licence.
- Risto Virtanen joined the team as a coach
- We raced in all four race weekends of Finnish Historic Racing series: Gulf Historic Racing Cup. Our overall result was 3th in our class which is F/A ( pre 1966 cars, over 1600 cc)

2019

- Our driver got his international circuit racing licence
- We drove the full Finnish historic racing series and became 2nd in our class. We raced also in Sweden in Kanonloppet at Gellerås.

2020

- We were enrolled to Peter Auto 2.0 liter cup races in Spa and Dijon in the spring 2020, but the Covid postponed everything.
- We raced part of the Gulf Historic Racing Cup and participated also to the Finnish Porsche Racing Club Time Trial race at Kymiring.

2021

- The car went trough a complete bare metal rebuild.
- We drove again the Finnish Gulf Historic Racing Cup and PRCF Time Trial races.
- Our team Itavuori/Virtanen/Palttala drove in the Spa Six Hour race and became overall 41/83, in our class 6/23 and 4/11 Porsches.
- We have now driven over 12.000 race and test kilometers in 4 years.

Our Porsche 911
FIA Race car 1965

Description

The Porsche 911’s racing history started from the beginning in 1964, but it was first in the hands of the few private customers who raced their cars. Porsche factory entered the 911 first time in the Monte Carlo Rally in 1965 when Herbert Linge and Peter Falk drove their car to the 5th place. Porsche homologated the 911 to the FIA Group 3 in late 1965. Porsche 911´s were driven in the early years both in rally as well as at the race circuits. In the coming decades Porsche 911 became one of the most successful race cars of the history. 

Our race car has been spending its early life in USA and it was imported to Finland in early 1990´s. In 1995 it was build to a historic rally car by a Swedish Porsche specialist Perry Anderson from Perrys Motor for a Finnish rally driver Hannu Valtaharju. The car was converted to a circuit racing in 2000 and it was raced in historic race events in Finland during 2000-2016 by Pekka Korkeakoski. The car was then rebuild completely during the winter 2016/ 2017. The new 901 race engine was build by Manfred Rugen in Germany. New transmission, suspension, brakes and brake cooling, electrical fire extinquisher system, Mylaps X2 transponder, AIM MXn timing and data acquisition system among many other things have been installed. The car is fully optimized for circuit racing. We started test drive the car at Botniaring in July 2017. By fall 2021 the car had been driven by us over 12000 km on track in about 4 years. In winter 2020/2021 the car went trough a bare metal overhaul for the season 2021. The car is fully compliant with FIA and Peter Auto 2.0 Liter Cup regulations. The updated FIA HTP pass is valid until 2025.

Facts

Date of manufacturing: 18.5.1965 – First model year Porsche 911

Engine: Boxer 6 – 1991 cc Solex 40 PI carburators

Original engine power: 130 bhp (96 KW)/6100 rpm Present engine power: 195 bhp (145KW)/7600 rpm

Color: Signal Red

Factory Weight: 1080 kg – FIA homologated weight 1002 kg

Top Speed: 210 km/h

0-100km/h: 9,1 sec